Backpacker kill suspect charged
A MAN was arrested and charged last night after the fatal stabbing of a German backpacker.
Police arrested the 33-yearold at his home in Lockrose, west of Brisbane, yesterday morning and held him for questioning overnight.
The arrest followed an intense manhunt by police investigating the death of a 30year-old male tourist who was repeatedly stabbed in the abdomen and back in an apparent random rage-fuelled attack on Milton Rd, Brisbane, about 4am on Friday.
Police said the German tourist and a friend had been walking across the road when they became involved in an angry altercation with a man and woman in a car.
The man, believed to be the driver of the car, then allegedly produced a knife and stabbed the victim before fleeing.